About Us

San Juan Citizens Alliance advocates for clean air, pure water, and healthy lands – the foundations of resilient communities, ecosystems and economies in the San Juan Basin.

What We DoStaff & BoardCareers


Our History

In 1986 a group of concerned citizens joined forces, launching the Alliance to protect their families and neighbors from the impacts of unchecked oil and gas development. Over the years, the organization grew to address a broad array of issues concerning the quality and protection of regional air, land, and water resources. The Alliance has over 1000 dues-paying members and thousands of supporters who care passionately about preserving the unique qualities of this region. We are supported by eight staff members who add decades of technical and strategic expertise to the cause.



What We Do

The Alliance helps protect clean air, pure water, and healthy lands in the San Juan Basin through our regional energy, public lands, rivers, and wildlife programs. Learn more about each below.

Areas of Advocacy

Explore where we are championing for our environment and local communities

We’ve endured a century of dirty energy in the Four Corners. It’s time to clean up the mess and transition to a clean, just future.


The land is our home. We work to ensure the viability of this landscape and all of its inhabitants. If we don’t protect our public lands, no one else will.



From dams to drought and toxic run-off, our waterways are under constant pressure. Help us protect the lifeblood of our community.


Our Successes

These are just some of our big wins over the years! Hover for more information.

Meet the team of scientists and passionate activists!

Staff and Board

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.

John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra